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Rishard Matthews | Wide Receiver

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Nevada
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Rishard Matthews caught 6-of-10 targets for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Miami's Week 3 loss to the Bills.
Matthews has now led the Dolphins in receiving in back-to-back weeks, posting a 14/228/2 line along the way. That's in addition to his 4/34/1 Week 1. He was a lone bright spot for the Dolphins on Sunday, notching both their scores, the second of which involved coming back to an under-thrown Ryan Tannehill "deep ball" and rolling into the end zone upon securing it. It's hard to see Matthews' path to WR3 status with Jarvis Landry and Jordan Cameron both soaking up targets while DeVante Parker readies for a bigger role, but it's time for him to be owned in all 12-team leagues while things shake out in the Dolphins' receiver corps. Sep 27 - 8:41 PM

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Rishard Matthews grabbed six catches on seven targets for 115 yards in the Dolphins' Week 2 loss to the Jaguars.

Matthews got off to a good start, catching a deflected pass and taking it 48 yards on Ryan Tannnehill’s first throw of the game. Sunday was his first 100-yard game since Week 10 of the 2013 season. Jarvis Landry remains Tannehill’s security blanket, but Matthews might be his next best option. He’ll try and keep it up next week against Buffalo.
Sep 20 - 8:02 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 4-of-6 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 1 win over the Redskins.

Matthews ran ahead of Kenny Stills in three-receiver sets, and drew the third most targets on the team. One of his missed connections was a drop, but it was a good day for a wideout who began the offseason No. 5 on the depth chart. Matthews is off the radar in re-draft leagues, but offers some nice real-life value to the Fins.
Sep 13 - 5:53 PM

Rishard Matthews is back behind Kenny Stills on the Dolphins' official depth chart.

Matthews briefly leapfrogged Stills in the preseason as the ex-Saint battled a calf injury, but that was never going to hold. Stills is both better and more versatile than Matthews. Matthews is the No. 5 wideout, checking in behind Jarvis Landry, Greg Jennings, Stills and DeVante Parker. He's off the fantasy radar.
Sep 8 - 4:20 PM

Rishard Matthews started the Dolphins' third preseason game over Kenny Stills.

Stills battled a calf injury early in camp and missed the first couple weeks of practice in addition to the first preseason game. Across 35 snaps this preseason, Stills has caught 3-of-4 targets for 31 scoreless yards. It's still early, and Stills has gobs of talent, but he needs to stay on the field and start building a rapport with Ryan Tannehill. Jarvis Landry, Greg Jennings, and Matthews started on Saturday, with Stills mixing in behind them. OC Bill Lazor recently praised Matthews.
Aug 31 - 6:19 PM

Dolphins OC Bill Lazor said WR Rishard Matthews is having his most consistent camp.

"He’s made plays in virtually every practice — down the field, physical plays, fast plays," Lazor said. "I’m really proud of him and rooting for him." Matthews tried to force his way out of Miami after the Dolphins added three receivers this offseason, but it appears he has settled into the No. 5 spot on the depth chart. The 25-year-old has flashed when given opportunities in the past and could be an interesting trade chip if Miami feels comfortable with their depth at wide receiver.
Aug 29 - 10:25 AM

Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews is working with the first-team offense at training camp while Kenny Stills (calf) and DeVante Parker (foot) nurse injuries.

The Fins' current three-receiver set is Matthews, Greg Jennings, and Jarvis Landry. Matthews will eventually descend to No. 5 in the pecking order, but he's a 25-year-old gobbling up valuable reps with Ryan Tannehill. Matthews is a name to keep in mind if the Dolphins' receiver injuries persist. Through three NFL seasons, Matthews has 64 catches for 734 yards (11.5 YPR) and four TDs.
Aug 9 - 2:01 PM

The Miami Herald reports some Dolphins players believe WR Rishard Matthews would "thrive if he had a larger role."

Matthews tried to force a trade earlier this offseason, but it doesn't appear to have hurt his standing amongst his teammates. Matthews has always offered promise in the slot, but is a redundant talent on a team with Jarvis Landry and Greg Jennings. Coming off a 12-catch season, Matthews will be no higher than No. 5 on the depth chart if DeVante Parker (foot surgery) is ready for Week 1.
Jul 3 - 1:27 AM

Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews reported for Tuesday's OTAs.

Matthews wants out of Miami after the Dolphins added Greg Jennings, Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker. He skipped the first two phases of the offseason program, but of course didn't get his wish as he has no value on the trade market.
May 26 - 12:08 PM

Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews is skipping team workouts and instead training with free agent QB Brady Quinn.

After Miami's revamping of its receiving corps, Matthews is left disgruntled and wants to be traded or waived. He's skipping all team activities and working out on his own. Unfortunately for Matthews, he's inexpensive ($660,000 salary), which makes it easy for the Dolphins to carry him as their No. 5 receiver. A big slot receiver at 6'/215, Matthews would at best bring back a late-round pick.
May 19 - 10:51 PM

Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews still wants to be traded or released.

Matthews first made the request in February. He is now "boycotting" voluntary workouts. Matthews, who has 64 catches across 38 career games, is buried following Miami's additions of Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings and DeVante Parker. If the Dolphins decide to move on, it will almost assuredly be via release.
May 7 - 3:16 PM

Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews reportedly asked the team to trade or release him.

The Dolphins balked at Matthews' request, and he'll stay on the roster for now. Matthews openly clashed with coach Joe Philbin in 2014, spending most of the season as Miami's No. 5 wideout behind Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry, Brian Hartline, and Brandon Gibson. Matthews' roster security remains tenuous.
Feb 28 - 2:51 PM

Dolphins declared WR Rishard Matthews, RB LaMichael James, DB Walt Aikens, DL Deandre Coleman, OT Dallas Thomas, G/C Sam Brenner, and WR Matt Hazel inactive for Week 17 against the Jets.

There are no surprises anmongst the Dolphins' Week 17 inactives.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Dolphins declared WR Rishard Matthews, S Michael Thomas, S Don Jones, OLB Chris McCain, G/T Dallas Thomas, OL Nate Garner, and WR Matt Hazel inactive for Week 16 against the Vikings.

There are no surprises amongst the Dolphins' Week 16 inactives.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:37:00 AM

The Dolphins are "pursuing trade options" with third-year WR Rishard Matthews.

Matthews will "definitely" not be waived today, per the Miami Herald, but the Fins are open to moving him if the right offer comes along. Matthews, 24, can play slot and Z receiver, and would be a useful addition to a wideout-needy team. He was buried on the depth chart with the Dolphins, however.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3Jonas Gray
4Raheem Mostert
5Jay Ajayi
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
WR21Greg Jennings
2DeVante Parker
3Rishard Matthews
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
LT1Branden Albert
2Jason Fox
LG1Michael Thomas
2Billy Turner
C1Mike Pouncey
RG1Jamil Douglas
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Jeff Linkenbach
K1Andrew Franks